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51st Pennsylvania Regiment
Recruited in Montgomery County, Centre county, Union county, Lycoming county, Snyder county, Northampton county, PA
51st PA Newspaper Articles
51st PA Regiment Books
- The Civil War Journal of Colonel William J. Bolton: 51st Pennsylvania, April 20, 1861 - August 2, 1865
51st PA Regiment Companies
51st PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Harrisburg November 16, 1861.
- Left State for Annapolis, Md., November 16.
- Attached to Reno's Brigade, Burnside's North Carolina Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862.
- 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1862.
- 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863: Army of the Ohio to June, 1863; Army of the Tennessee to August, 1863, and Army of the Ohio to April, 1864.
- 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to September, 1864.
- 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Duty at Annapolis till January 9, 1862.
- Burnside's Expedition to Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island, N. C., January 9-February 8.
- Battle of Roanoke Island February 8.
- Moved to New Berne March 11-13.
- Battle of New Berne March 14.
- Expedition to Pollocksville March 21-22.
- Expedition to Elizabeth City April 17-19.
- Camden, South Mills, April 19.
- Duty at New Berne till July.
- Moved to Newport News, Va., July 6-9, thence to Fredericksburg August 2-4.
- March to relief of Pope August 12-15.
- Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2.
- Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1; Maryland Campaign September 6-24.
- Battle of South Mountain September 14.
- Antietam September 16-17.
- Duty at Pleasant Valley till October 27.
- Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 19.
- Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Burnside's second Campaign. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863.
- Moved to Newport News February 19, thence to Covington and Paris, Ky., March 26-April 1.
- Moved to Mount Sterling April 3, to Lancaster May 6-7 and to Crab Orchard May 23.
- Movement to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-17.
- Siege of Vicksburg June 17-July 4.
- Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10.
- Siege of Jackson July 10-17.
- At Milldale till August 6.
- Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, August 6-20.
- Duty in Kentucky till October.
- Operations in East Tennessee till November 14.
- Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23.
- Campbell's Station November 16.
- Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 4.
- Pursuit of Longstreet December 5-29.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Regiment reenlisted January 1, 1864, and on Veteran furlough January 11-March 9.
- At Annapolis, Md., till April 23.
- Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
- Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Ny River May 9; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12.
- North Anna River May 23-26.
- Ox Ford May 24.
- Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
- Totopotomoy May 28-31.
- Cold Harbor June 1-12.
- Bethesda Church June 1-3.
- Before Petersburg June 16-18.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
- Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864.
- Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
- Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, September 29-October 2.
- Reconnoissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Road October 8.
- Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28.
- Fort Stedman March 25, 1865.
- Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
- Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
- Pursuit of Lee to Farmville.
- Moved to City Point, thence to Alexandria April 20-28.
- Grand Review May 23.
- Duty at Washington and Alexandria till July.
- Mustered out July 27, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 165 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 137 Enlisted men by disease. Total 314.